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Disney’s Share Price Drops As 4Q21 Results Miss Expectations

The Walt Disney Co. (Disney) released 4Q21 results on 10 November after the market closed, with the company missing consensus analyst estimates. This saw the group’s share price fall in after-hours trading, and on 11 November the share price was down 7% on the day.

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Cyber Security: How To Avoid Email Compromising Your Business

It seems like we can’t go a day without hearing about the next big data breach. It appears almost normal to be at the will of cybercriminals. Lose everything or pay up. South Africa ranks third in the world for users experiencing the highest number of ransomware attacks, with 58% of these attacks being made against small-to medium-sized businesses. Carey Scott takes a closer look. 

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Renewable Energy: The Light at The End of The Tunnel? 

A stable and reliable electricity supply is the lifeblood of economic activity and a crucial factor in production aiding a strong economic recovery. For South African companies slowly recovering from the enduring impacts of Covid-19 induced losses, the ongoing load shedding by state-owned power utility Eskom could not have come at a worse time. Rick Bwanya and Mitch Harris delve deeper into the role of renewable energy in South Africa’s energy mix and the surge of deals in the industry.

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Mentally Aware, Mentally Prepare

At Moore, we care deeply for our peers and unfortunately people suffering from a mental health disorder do not disclose this for fear of being discriminated against in general and especially in the workplace. There is very little education around this subject due to the various mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and job stress. Statistics show that many people have experienced  job stress or anxiety which can lead to a downward spiral should they not be caught and managed as soon as possible.

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Diversity In the Boardroom

The need for greater diversity in the boardroom has never been greater than now, not because it is a hot topic, but rather for the sake of the relationship between the workforce and positive business performance. Jacqueline Cousins elaborates.

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The Status of South African Real Estate and Construction

The southernmost state in Africa has been ‘yo-yo-ing’ between myriads of amended lockdown levels which has not only kept the economy in limbo, but our sanity too. We have all, to some extent, felt the impact of “covid fatigue” and the real estate and construction sector is no exception.

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Protecting Your Excluded Assets Throughout Your Marriage (And in The Case of Divorce)

In our previous article we discussed the benefits of an antenuptial contract. In this article we delve deeper into the concept of excluded assets and how to keep them excluded throughout your marriage and in the case of divorce.

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The Impossible Task of The Non-Executive Director

It has become the norm for most companies, even those not under some sort of regulatory obligation, to appoint non-executive directors. Indeed, most appoint a majority within the board. The notion of a non-executive director is brilliant - a provider of objective and wise mentoring from a strategic perspective, gently assisting in steering the boat in the right direction. Louw van der Merwe takes a closer look.  

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Are We Still Being “COVID-Ethical”?

October is global ethics month, with Global Ethics Day being held on 20 October 2021. It is, therefore, a good time to focus on personal and business ethics and how ethically each of us is behaving through the pandemic. Being ethical means different things to different people, to me it means acting in the best interests of the most people, without harming yourself or others in the process.

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Employment Equity, The Legislation and Beyond

Employment Equity in South Africa is regulated by the Employment Equity Act (no. 55 of 1998) (EEA) and governed by the Department of Labour. Read more as Moore Cape Town's HR Team unpacks Employment Equity, the legislation and beyond.